Tuesday, October 02, 2012
The story behind Rat Island is a little ambiguous - I've heard slightly different versions. But basically it goes like this. Rat Island is the distal portion of a long spit that extends westward across the mouth of Kilisut Harbor from Marrowstone Island. At some point, the spit was artificially breached, perhaps to bring larger boats in -- there were old warships of some sort parked in here at one time. And the breach has never really healed - it might take more sediment and more time than has so far been available.